Photo Blogging Challenge – Keeping Busy


The May photo blogging challenge was “Keeping Busy

I hope you are safe and well during this pandemic and can think about things like keeping busy. (Please ask for help if you’re in survival mode. No shame in taking help!)

1) New job

As I mentioned in my last post, in March I got a new job as Director of Development at a nonprofit that educates science teachers. It’s a part time role.


My daughter wanted my necklace when I was dressed up for a Zoom call for work

2) Caring for my daughter

Everyone in MA is working from home right now and I’m no exception.

Here’s what we do for fun on days off


Just like other toddlers my daughter is confused about the mask wearing but is getting better about keeping her mask on

3) Support Local Businesses

I’m lucky to have a job when so many don’t right now.

I have been trying to get take out from local restaurants at least once a week.


Craig’s Cafe has a hand painted “Thank You” to essential workers and the window next door has “Quincy Strong”

4) Stop to enjoy the beauty

I love my city of Quincy, MA.


Quincy Common isn’t normally this empty but the view made me smile

5) Continuing education


I’m a Nonprofit Leadership Lab Ambassador (and super fan)

In nonprofit fundraiser, there is a professional certification called Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE).

I’ve got enough work and educational experience so now I have to pay the fee and take the certification test.

I’ve been studying a lot to be ready for the test – both webinars, study guides, and books.


Screenshot from a webinar on storytelling with a point I found particularly useful

I hope you’re all staying well and look forward to clicking through the other photoblogging challenge posts!

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

10 thoughts on “Photo Blogging Challenge – Keeping Busy

  1. I listen to a goofy food podcast called The Doughboys, and one of the hosts is from Quincy, although he pronounces it Quinzee so I didn’t know where he was talking about for the longest time. Now I know of two people from there! Glad to see you keeping busy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Good for you on keeping up with your continuing education and certifications! I can’t blame your daughter about being confused about masks….I am too some of the time! We’re trying to patronize local restaurants by buying takeout too. Take care and stay well.

  3. Belated congratulations on the new job! And way to go on accumulating enough experience and education to qualify for the CFRE professional certification. I look forward to extending congratulations on that front in the coming months. Even though our kids are both grown up, one is back at home and I find I’m busier than ever between taking a couple of online courses, cooking, ordering groceries for pick-up, gardening, etc., so can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to add raising/entertaining a toddler to the mix. You are an inspiration.

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